“The truth shall set you free”.
From gnawing guilt. From half-expressed desires. From the need to keep the secret buried deep inside you. From the shackles that prevent you from acting as you wish.
At times half-truths and lies lock us into a web of deceit that seems to strangle our actions and desires. We become afraid of speaking on a certain topic, or avoid meeting with a certain person. We watch the words we say; or may even furtively meet another because we have not been truthful about our relationship. We keep the truth bottled inside of us. Afraid to hurt others. Afraid of how people will react. Afraid to be open and honest.
And when the truth be told, we feel a sense of relief. In the telling, our heart beats rapidly and our palms may be clammy. But once the truth is known, we are free to act and speak openly. We are free to be who we are.
Yes, the truth will set us free. And in the freeing, we will soar to unbelieved heights.
What are your thoughts on telling the truth?
(This post was inspired by the Five Minute Friday prompt: Truth)
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2013